Copy Protection and Rights Management (DRM) for Video The ArtistScope Secure Video Suite provides everything that is needed
for the encryption and distribution of copy protected video files both
online and offline including:
ArtistScope Secure Video Encoder
- Video converter to encrypt ASF, AVI, MP4 and WMF video files.
- Desktop video player that plays encrypted video from file or disk.
- Browser plugins for all popular web browsers to play video from web
- Stream server to broadcast encrypted video from a Windows web server.
- Optional DRM control as a hosted service or software for user management.
The ArtistScope Secure Video Encoder can be used to convert single video
files into a proprietary H264 format. H264 is the latest video compression
format that does not compromise quality even at greatly reduced file sizes.
For example, a 300 MB ASF video, which is already optimized for quality/size,
can be further reduced in file size to about 200 MB without any loss in
quality. Flash files are not supported, since a Flash video is usually
the result of conversion from a higher quality AVI or MP4 original.
The ArtistScope Media Encoder will import and encrypt most types of video
files for display in the ArtistScope media Player and browser plugin,
with the following output options:
ArtistScope Secure Video provides DRM protection for both online and
offline viewing. When DRM is used, the Media Player will automatically
check the user's status at the DRM Portal if one is authorized to view
the video. However, if an Internet connection cannot be found or if the
user is offline, then the Media Player will check its registry for imported
- Copy protected for general distribution by email, download or on disk.
- Copy protected with DRM for distribution by email, download or on
- Copy protected for online viewing from a web page.
- Copy protected for online viewing from a web page using domain lock.
Secure Video Media Player
The ArtistScope Secure Video Converter has similar features as the Windows
Media Player, except that it is more simplified and is also a lot easier
to understand. It is the only media player capable of decoding our proprietary
H264 files and is also the only one that will play from local files on
disk or from our stream server.
Secure Video Browser Plugins
Plugin versions of the media player are available for all popular web
browsers to enable users to play your copy protected video from your web
pages. The plugins display what looks like the desktop player with the
same controls for pause, resume and sound level. The browser plugins can
play from static files that are stored on the website or from the stream
server, which can be hosted on nay Windows server.
Secure Video Media Server for Stream or VOD
Our proprietary media server software runs on any Windows computer to
provide a broadcast type video stream from static files stored on the
server, as an example. IIS may not be necessary, however, some adjustment
to your firewall rules may be required. The stream server runs as an EXE
application and can be configured to listen on various ports.
Media Player Distribution
The media player and plugins are a free download to the public, and their
installers can be distributed with your videos by download, from your
website or on disk.
Both the player and plugins are free of any obvious branding so custom
branding for your project will not be a concern. In any case, branding
for security applications is never recommended. Any protection solution
that is offering custom branding for security applications, especially
those that require the blessing of Windows and anti-virus software, are
more interested in making a sale than providing a product that will not
damage your credibility.
- All-in-one installer for desktop media player and plugins.
- Installer for desktop media player only.
- Separate plugin installers for Internet Explorer and Mozilla web browsers.
- One installer for all web browsers (includes both plugins)
Copy Protection & DRM Options
Video can be converted by the ArtistScope Media Encoder for copy protection
with or without DRM. For DRM distributions independent of the Internet
for DRM, videos can be distributed with special certificates. This enables
offline viewing without an Internet connection.
ArtistScope Secure Video Licensing
The media player installer, along with the browser plugins, is a free
download to the public. However, the suite of tools for the creation and
publishing of your protected video requires a one-time license fee to
be paid. It is a royalty-free license for use on a single computer to
create copy protected movies. Multiple licenses for additional computers
within an organization can be purchased at discount prices.
For more information, pricing and trial software, please visit the parent
site for Video Protection.
ASPS Site Protection